New Hot Wheels R/C Cars

hot wheels Hyper Racer RC

I'm sure readers around the same age as myself will know all about Hot Wheels R/C cars. Though I was a girly-girl, I played with R/C cars a lot with my nephews. It was always a blast, that is, if we were able to take turns nicely. It's so hard to hand over that controller! This holiday season are some new Hot Wheels R/C cars that will give parents that feeling of sweet nostalgia, and an excuse to play with the … [Read more...]

Church & Dwight Winter Whites #Giveaway


  I can already feel it settling in - those wild winter blahs. The days are shorter, and outside feels dreary and cold. The warnings of snow storms are constant and that just adds to the sadness. I know I whine about hating winter a lot, yet everyone feels some touch of those winter blahs - right down to my kids. Have they even been cranky lately! To battle the dreary, I'm always looking for ways to brighten … [Read more...]

NETGEAR Nighthawk Smart WiFi Router

NETGEAR Nighthawk Smart WiFi Router review

When we got home internet, our provider installed their router for us. I never questioned its effectiveness or even if we had another option. We were just so happy to have internet in general, we didn't stop to think - is there a better way?! Needless to say, it took a lot of years for us to realize the difference between a standard router and a great one. Lessons learned in connection issues, slow response, down time and … [Read more...]

The Purr-fect Forever Home


The most wonderful time of the year is upon us, the countdown to Christmas is on! I hope you are all feeling the love and are sharing that love too. With the holidays coming up, it’s hard to resist spreading the joy to others – maybe even towards a furry little cat companion. We've been spending a lot of time at our local SPCA, it's something that we do during the winter to beat the blahs and cuddle some furry friends … [Read more...]

OPI Plaid About You

OPI Plaid About You

OPI really does have some great gift sets to choose from the for the 2014 Holiday Season. I already featured the OPI mini set {giveaway at the link!}, and now there's a  OPI Plaid About You that is simply fabulous! OPI Plaid About You includes nail lacquers ideal for the season plus a special gift in festive packaging, perfect for giving and receiving. I can't get enough little cases for makeup, for the car … [Read more...]

Pay it Forward this Holiday Season with Tim Hortons

tim hortons warmwishes

Have you noticed the new festive holiday to-go cups at Tim Hortons restaurant? More than just a warm and fuzzy cup to get you in the holiday spirit, these cups are also adorned with the hashtag #WarmWishes. This festive cup and message is part of a new social media campaign that encourages Canadians to do good for others this holiday season. Each time someone shares a good deed using the #WarmWishes hashtag on … [Read more...]

How to Prepare for Winter Driving

how to prepare for Winter Driving, get your car in winter mode with these easy tips to ensure safety

I watch the snow fall down from my office window and I'm reminded of the spring 'in like a lion, out like a lamb' reference, and wonder if it applies to this time of year as well. After all, we've seen a 20 degree drop and 20 inches of snow in just the last 10 hours. It's our first official dump of the white stuff here in Alberta - a little late this year, but Mother Nature seems to making up for her tardiness with … [Read more...]

Interac Pay in a Flash #YourChoiceMatters

interac flash

While I wouldn't say I'm a true germaphobe, I do take extra precautions to limit my contact with germs and bugs. For instance, I'm the type that will wipe down shopping cart handles with disinfectant wipes. I always have hand sanitizer on hand to use, and do use it often. I also cringe, absolutely cringe, when using handheld debit machines. Do they ever wipe them down? This is one of the reasons why, when able to, I … [Read more...]

Dyson Digital Slim DC72 Animal #CutTheCord

Dyson Digital Slim DC72 Animal cordless handheld review

Too often we hear 'it's not made like it used to' when talking about products, even I've said it a few times. The first one that comes to mind is furniture. As a homeowner, I've struggled through the years to find solid, quality wooden furniture. This market is just too full of flimsy particle board now! Yet, one brand that is an exception to this saying is Dyson. Between Mr. James Dyson himself and … [Read more...]

The Prepared Holiday Host

holiday host

The holidays are filled with shopping, decorating, cooking, baking, joy sharing and good cheer. Oh, and all those guests that stop by! Yet preparing your home for holiday guests isn’t always something most of us look forward to. Perhaps it's just a little too much chaos for our liking? With a little help from P&G you’ll be known as the hostess with the mostess, with these great tips to prepare your home for … [Read more...]

Egg and Vegetable Casserole #CanadianEggs

Egg and Vegetable Casserole 2

A couple of weeks ago I was spooning cottage cheese into little containers for the girls school lunch. "Besides eating it alone, or in Lasagne, what else can you use cottage cheese for?" my husband asked as he passed by me in the kitchen. I couldn't think of a single thing, which totally surprised him and myself. Then while browsing for a new brunch idea on a lazy Saturday morning, because, brunch … [Read more...]